**Public Schooling OR Home Schooling**

@jray721 (1969)
United States
November 16, 2006 6:29pm CST
which do you think is a better choice ????
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17 responses
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Public schooling. I think that kids need the socialization of being with other kids.
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@jray721 (1969)
• United States
17 Nov 06
yes, that is a plus =)
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• Brazil
29 Nov 06
Totally agreed. In fact, everybody needs that.
• United States
29 Dec 06
I think that either choice should be carefully examined before making the final descision,I homeschooled 2 of my 4 boys for 3 years and we enjoyed alot of the freedoms you dont get in public school,such as being able to travel anytime.not having to wear uniforms ,and not having a rigorous schedule.I enjoyed seeing what educational activities that I could dig up on and off line .I didnt have to worry about other kids being a bully to my kids and the numerous other problems in a public school.I put them back into public school because one wanted to try for a football career and the other just wanted to go,and I had to go back to work full time.Socialization shouldnt be a determining factor in the descision to homeschool as there are lots of groups of homeschoolers that get together and do numerous activities,and places like Dollywood and Six Flags,have homeschool days .One year the boys homeschooled we got to be a apart of a toxic spill training excersise the the local childrens hospital had to conduct it was a very big event and we met lots of other homeschoolers from all over the state.
• United States
24 Nov 06
Public schooling! Children need to socialize with other kids so they won't become anti-social adults and so they will know how to interact with others.
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i agree. thanks for your response !
• Guam
17 Nov 06
I homeschooled my daughter for a while, we loved it. Now she goes to a gifted class through our public education system, she needs the stimulation both intellectually and emotionally.
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@jray721 (1969)
• United States
17 Nov 06
yes, that exactly what my mother did with my sister
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• United States
14 Dec 06
I've been in both, and personally I prefer home schooling. There are many more benefits with schooling at home. Contrary to popular belief, home school does not cause social disorders, nor will it "cause" someone to become introverted (which there is nothing wrong with, anyway). Most of those I know who are and have been homeschooled are acutally very outgoing. And if one is really concerned that their child isn't interacting with others enough, then there are other options, like youth groups, day camps, etc.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Honestly I prefer homeschooling over public school by a long shot...I think that the school system is far too hard on the kids not only as far as lessons goes but also them not getting breaks (my kids only get 25 mins total for lunch and no recess at all)..I think the system teaches them crap that isnt necessary and should be optional and I have a serious problem with schools not following through on their policies such as No Violence..
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@darshakk (2142)
• India
2 Dec 06
public school...let kids get a hand on public life.... why over protect them...
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Homeschooled children get plenty of socialization...family functions, local park, neighbourhood kids, homeschool field trips etc etc and more often than not they have a great handle (in fact in some cases a better handle) with 'public life'....
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@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Public school like the others said they need to socialize and interact with other kids.
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
29 Nov 06
absolutely. thanks for your response !
• India
25 Sep 08
Public Schooling .. Because they give more attention
• United States
14 Dec 06
I homeschool my children for many different reasons but everyone is different and not everyone chooses to homeschool either because they don't want to, they can't take the time away from work or other comments or they don't feel they would be able to manage the commitments that comes with it. What ever the reason it is their choice but for my kids homeschooing is the best choice. I came from public school, I'll pass on sending my kids there.
@trancer (244)
• Romania
2 Dec 06
public schooling ... cause there you meet people ... you talk with them all kids of problems or anything you want ... here you can meet your "love" :))
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think both have its good and bad qualities, and it really comes down to personal preference. I've had bad experiences with one public school in all the years my kids have been in public school. As for Homeschooling, I supplemental homeschool my 6 year old, who has been fortunate enough to attend a local school in Italy where we are stationed. I also know several families that utilize homeschooling successfully, while I also have known a few families that are doing their children more harm than good with homeschooling. I say this because the mothers, who are attempting to homeschool, are not efficient and are not organized or have structure, nor do they utilize any curriculum--they wing it. I think homeschooling is as good as the parents that are implementing it, just as public schools are just as good as the parents that choose to stay involved and demand quality education.
• United States
29 Nov 06
I homeschool my daughter and do not think that she's missing out on any socialization because she's in a lot of extracurricular activities. Socialization doesn't happen when you're staring at a blackboard with kids your same age all day long.
• Canada
29 Nov 06
I think it really depends on the child. Some children would definitely do better in a homeschooling atmosphere, while other children really need to be around other kids in a classroom situation to learn. I really think that if homeschooling is your choice though you have to make sure your child has plenty of oppurtunities to socialize and make other friends his age.
• Pakistan
29 Nov 06
i prefer public schooling
• United States
29 Nov 06
For me, it would have to be public schooling.
@owlwings (39595)
• Cambridge, England
29 Nov 06
I think it depends a lot on the child - and, of course, on the commitment and ability of the parents to provide what they deem to be a suitable education. Most children need to socialise, though, and that should be built in to any programme you are designing. Public or State education often hasn't the resources to deal properly with the very bright child or with children who have learning difficulties, though not severe enough to qualify for special schooling.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think it depends on where and how you live. I know a military family who moves alot, the mom home schools. I know other families that do not move around, they home school. Sometimes it depends on the needs of the child, and which offers most stability for the child. I do think there are problems